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DC Office of Open Government director pulls no punches in TransparencyCamp keynote – Technically DC

dcogcadmin | September 16, 2015

The keynote speaker at the Sunlight Foundation’s eighth TransparencyCamp was unapologetically critical of the District’s open government record. She was also on its payroll.

On Saturday, Traci L. Hughes, D.C.’s very first Office of Open Government director, delivered a humorous, if at time scathing, recollection of her journey to the position.

“I have a confession for you. I do not speak tech, and I don’t code,” she began.

Hughes was formed as a lawyer, and went on to work in journalism and communications, eventually landing the position of head of communications at D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department.

“I was also in charge of the FOIA requests that were coming through,” she said. “Well over 1,000 a year.”

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